(Associated Press) A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.
Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah-mor-EE-si), an Afghanistan veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder whose detention brought calls for his freedom from U.S. politicians, veterans groups and social media campaigns.
The judge released him without making a determination on the charges against Tahmooressi, who said he took a wrong turn on a California freeway that funneled him into a Tijuana port of entry with no way to turn back.
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